The changing face of coaching holidays

by : Keith Barrett

Have you been put off taking a holiday by coach because of some previous bad experiences? You're not alone.

Faced with a poor image and falling passenger numbers, it seems that many large coach tour operators have been looking at new ways to revitalise the trips that they offer.

While they've tried to keep prices low, they've also been looking at the quality of the service that they provide. Faced with plenty of competition, they've been looking to hit back and start attracting more travellers.

Where once it was the case that coach holidays seemed to have a large share at the budget end of the holiday market, it's undoubtedly the case the coach tour companies have faced competition in this area from a number of directions.

Most notably, the emergence of the budget airlines and their ability to sell cheap tickets online has forced the tour operators to look at their previous strategies.

It appears that their response has been to try and introduce a greater element of luxury to coaching holidays.

A coaching holiday these days is likely to mean executive coaches, top quality accommodation and experienced tour guides. The range of destinations on offer has also been increasing rapidly.

The end result has been that coaching holidays are increasingly attracting those who are looking for new experiences. Many companies specialise in trips to North America, Asia and Australia, as well as popular European destinations.

Taking a holiday by coach is all about relaxing and experiencing new places. Times have changed and many people are finding that coach holidays offer excellent value for money.

It may be time for you to take a look at what coaching holidays have to offer.